Its early beginnings take their rise amidst a mighty mass of glaciers which cover the northern slopes of the watershed, separating them from the sources of the Gogra on the south; and there is evidence that two of its great southern tributaries, the Shorta Tsanpo (which joins about 150 m.
The point of junction with both the Gumti and the Gogra has more or less pretension to sanctity.
It lies among the mountains of Kumaon, between the upper waters of the Ganges and the Gogra, here called the Kali.
The district of Ballia, constituted in 1879, occupies an angle at the junction of the Gogra with the Ganges, being bordered by two districts of Behar.
By the river Gogra, separating it from Gorakhpur district; on the E.